All children are different and learn at different rates, all have their own individual needs. At Rowde we do not teach to a class age expected ability but cater for a range of all abilities within each class through differentiation and appropriate challenge. Some children have Special Educational Needs and need specific intervention. These children are placed on the Special Needs Register after consultation with parents and are given ‘Individual Pupil Passports’ The 1981 Education Act determines that: “A child has a learning difficulty if he has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of his age.”
Teachers alongside the SENCo identify areas of specific need and set targets to support these. Learning Support Assistants are also involved in this process as they play a significant part in supporting children within the classroom. Parents are invited to a meeting each term when the Passports are reviewed and new targets set based on progress made during the term.
Intervention groups such as Early Literacy Support, ELSA, GOT it groups, are provided for groups of children who may need that bit of extra support in Literacy and Numeracy. These groups are taken by teachers and trained ‘Learning Support Assistants’.
A number of outside agencies support our Special Needs provision and visits are made by the Educational Psychologist and the Speech and Language therapists on a regular basis.
As a school we are continually monitoring our Special Needs provision recognising that children need support in a variety of ways, at different times in their school life and for different periods of time. We are committed to providing early intervention and providing the best possible support for our children. We value the role that parents play in their children’s education and staff are always available if you have any concerns.
The Primary aim is to integrate pupils with Special Educational Needs into the academic and social life of the school and to enable pupils to work to their full potential.
The school’s S.E.N. co-ordinator (SENCO) is Mrs McCann.
The arrangements for the co-ordination of the educational provision for pupils with S.E.N. include.
Regular meetings between class teachers, support teacher and SENCO.
Parental involvement- Rainbow days.
In class support and withdrawal groups.
The arrangements are the responsibility of the SENCO.
The school SEN policy is available upon request from the school office.
The Wiltshire Local Offer provides information and guidance on services for children and young people, aged 0-25, with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). Click the button below to access their website (wiltshirelocaloffer.org.uk) which contains information about education, health, social care, preparing for adulthood and leisure.